Old-fashioned romance makes a comeback on “I’ve Got the World on a String,” “Wonderful Tonight,” “Comin’ Home Baby,” “The Best Is Yet to Come” and “Everything” (“Whatever comes our way, we’ll see it through/ ‘Cause you know that’s what our love can do”). The crooner pledges his support to a woman feeling “Lost” (“You are not alone/I’m there with you”) and apologizes to someone he neglected, asking for another chance (“Always on My Mind”). Subtle endorsement of cigarettes notwithstanding, “Dream” puts an arm around a person feeling blue. Lines on “That’s Life” preach perseverance. “I’m Your Man” finds Bublé willing to do anything for a special lady. Unfortunately …
That includes playing doctor, being her lover and “howling like a dog in heat.” He pressures an Italian beauty to kiss and embrace him or he’ll move on to someone else (“It Had Better Be Tonight”). After insisting life won’t beat him, a man confesses that he’ll curl up and die before long (“That’s Life”). “The Best Is Yet to Come” anticipates drinking deeply from the cup of life, but relies on an alcohol metaphor. “Me and Mrs. Jones” chronicles an illicit affair (“We both know that it’s wrong, but it’s much too strong”).
Silky smooth. Romantically upbeat. Great musicianship. Unfortunately, this generation’s answer to Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick Jr. throws in a few classics featuring Irresponsible pursuits of sex.
After spending more than two decades touring, directing, writing and producing for Christian theater and radio (most recently for Adventures in Odyssey, which he still contributes to), Bob joined the Plugged In staff to help us focus more heavily on video games. He is also one of our primary movie reviewers.